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The man who made himself a national laughing stock will be vacating the 29th floor of City Hall on May first when either Sly James or Mike Burke is sworn in as the next mayor of our fair city. By coming in third in the primary, the controversy-and-scandals plagued Mark Funkhouser becomes the first Mayor of Kansas City to be denied a second term since the voters decided Frank Cromwell didn’t deserve one…in 1924.

The General election is March 22nd, and to be eligible to vote you have to be registered by March 9, or if you have moved have your registration updated by then. You can register or update your registration in person at the KC Election Board, recently relocated to Union Station, or at any branch of the Kansas City public library.

If you live in Kansas City and want to review the returns for city council races, you can find them here.

One last thing before I go sleep the sleep of the weary and the just — Alvin, I can now accept your forgiveness. But damnit — Tony was right and I was wrong. Do you have any idea how hard that is even to get my head around, let alone accept?